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From Orbetello to Santa Liberata

The itinerary is about 9 kilometers long, completely flat. The route does not present any difficulties, nor dangers to pay attention to. Given its characteristics, this itinerary is passable by everyone and with any type of bicycle. The cycle path starts from the forecourt of the Orbetello-Monte Argentario railway station, in Orbetello Scalo. Taking the track, follow the shore overlooking the Laguna di Ponente. Here you can meet the typical nature of marsh environments: there are numerous species of birds, including the beautiful pink flamingos; you can observe them mainly during autumn and winter.  Going forward along the route, along the historic center, once passed, take the Dam, built in 1841 by Leopold II of Lorraine, who connects Orbetello to Monte Argentario and divides the lagoon of Orbetello into two bodies of water: Laguna di Levante and Laguna di Ponente. Until 1944, the railway connecting Orbetello to Porto Santo Stefano also passed through it.

Il Mulino

On the right you can admire the enchanting Mill: the only remaining windmill in the series of nine built by the Sienese and later restored by the Spaniards. The mill emerges suggestively from the waters of the lagoon and represents one of the symbols of Orbetello; it is circular in shape with conical cover and rear wind propeller and, together with the others, was used to grind the grain that was brought with the barges (typical Orbetellane boats) to the inhabitants of the city. This stretch of cycle path is truly breathtaking. Cycling in the center of the lagoon enjoying a splendid view of the entire surrounding environment, on the left you can admire the tombolo of feniglia, while on the right that of the Giannella. At the end of the Dam continue straight in the direction of Porto Santo Stefano, still a few kilometers away and you will reach the Locality Santa Liberata.

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